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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 290 290 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...

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What's in the Trunk? The Made in NYC Trunk Show
The Made in NYC Local Trunk Show starring three prestigious designers from Brooklyn and Queens kicked off last Tuesday evening at Polar Lounge in the Marcel Hotel in Manhattan! The Dress Recycler a...
Mar 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sucker Punch weak, packs no power hits
What do you get when you mix attractive women, gunfights, and sexy schoolgirl outfits? The movie “Sucker Punch.” It’s a good formula, but it doesn’t make for an engaging movie this time around. In ...
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The art of Flamenco in the heart of Astoria
Gabriela Granados’ Tablao Flamenco opens for another season
Mar 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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That 70's style is back in action
While the fashion cycle keeps repeating itself, the trends follow suit this spring with an honorable nod to the 1970s. If the thought of anything in your wardrobe remotely honoring the 70’s reminds...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul: Like E.T., only more hip and cool
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg team up again in “Paul” the new Sci-fi movie that came out this past weekend. Like Frost and Pegg’s other film “Shawn of the Dead” the humor in “Paul” relies heavily on kn...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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DJ Rekha takes her dance party to Queens
One artist in JCAL’s and WMI’s “The World in Queens” series
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Riding Hood is not so big and bad
This weekend I went and saw “Twilight.” No, sorry, that’s not right. This weekend I went and saw “Red Riding Hood.” Confusing the two movies is an understandable mistake considering that the same w...
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Store happenings in Park Slope
See what’s “in store” for you during end-of-season
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your wardrobe: Your calling card
Take the chance and reinvent your wardrobe this spring
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rango lassoes in a mere two stars
The first thing that needs to be made clear about “Rango” is that it isn’t a children’s movie. It’s an animated film for adults and young adults. “Rango” received a PG rating but I think that the v...
Mar 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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War of the tablets: The iPad versus the Xoom
How do the two compare?
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn beauty guru shares her tips
With beauty trends walking hand in hand with fashion trends, we have found a ‘beauty babe’ to guide us through the ever growing haystack of product choices. It can be overwhelming choosing between ...
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drive Angry revs up disappointment
This past weekend hosted the Oscars. The best of the best movies and actors, competed against each other for the little golden trophies. Is it a coincidence that on this Oscar weekend Nicolas Cage’...
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reeling in the world at the Queens World Film Festival
The Queens World Festival showcases a world of films
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take time off: Spice up your weekends
Day-to-day schedules can get tedious. Bouncing between work, home and family obligations, it’s often hard to muster the energy and enthusiasm for making time for yourself. But weekends are two-day ...
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles suburbs have filed paperwork to bring their plan before voters.
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This mud slide occurred in the East End of Williamson. The retaining wall located above Ethel Street gave way due to the heavy rainfall and saturated ground Wednesday morning, March 4, 2015. Flood warnings have been issued as heavy rains move through West Virginia before giving way to significant snowfall. Schools in at least 15 counties sent students home early due to high water and other storm-related issues Wednesday. (AP Photo/Williamson Daily News, Kyle Lovern)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.


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